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  • Vanity: Just Switched To Iphone

    02/17/2020 7:35:25 AM PST · by Spacetrucker · 166 replies
    My addled brainnone | Me
    Just recently made the switch to iPhone and am pleasantly surprised. The learning of new tech always interests me ... however... I have found that browsers on the iPhone, regardless of which one I use, are not very mobile-friendly. Text appears very small unless I turn it sideways and do not have obvious options to resize. Any help in this regard would be very much appreciated.
  • 'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama (Mr&Mrs Bo, Mr Wang,and Dead Brit)

    04/09/2012 8:06:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 04/09/12 | JEREMY PAGE, BRIAN SPEGELE and STEVE EDER
    'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama By JEREMY PAGE, BRIAN SPEGELE and STEVE EDER The wife of sacked Communist Party official Bo Xilai made quite an impression when she showed up in Mobile, Ala., 15 years ago with her young son in tow. Denver lawyer Ed Byrne, whom she had hired to represent Chinese companies embroiled in a legal mess in U.S. federal court, was struck by her brains, charm and beauty. Gu Kailai, he says, seemed like the "Jackie Kennedy of China." Gu Kailai was close to a British businessman who died mysteriously. . The business...
  • I-10 bridge, bayway edge closer but toll trouble has only just begun

    06/01/2019 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 24, 2019 | John Sharp
    A final plan for tolls for users along the future Interstate 10 Bridge and Bayway could be known in July, a state transportation official said Friday. It will be unveiled ahead of the August release of the final environmental impact statement on the entire $2.1 billion project. But at least one state lawmaker says more time is going to be needed to hash out tolls and their impact on local motorists. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for the experts and the work being done by the state DOT,” said state Sen. Chris Elliott, R-Daphne. “But it’s probably fair...
  • Wreck of Last American Slave Ship Confirmed

    05/24/2019 7:24:20 AM PDT · by golux · 22 replies
    The Maritime Executive ^ | Friday, May 24 2019 | MAREX
    The wreck of the last slave ship ever to reach American shores has been found in a river delta near Mobile, Alabama, according to the state's historical commission. In 1860, on the eve of the American Civil War, the schooner Clotilda took aboard 110 individuals in West Africa and sailed across the Atlantic to deliver them to slaveowners in Mobile. After they were unloaded, the ship was burned outside of the port. The transatlantic slave trade had already been banned in the U.S. for decades, and at the time of the landing, importing African people for purposes of slavery was...
  • Toll opposition dominates I-10 Mobile River bridge project hearing

    05/11/2019 7:14:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 8, 2019 | John Sharp
    Opposition to tolling the future Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and the Wallace Tunnel dominated the public comments during Tuesday’s hearing into the massive $2.1 billion project. From local politicians to business owners, the message to the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration was clear: A $3 to $6 toll will place enormous burdens on drivers and workers in Mobile and Baldwin counties, and it won’t fly with the rest of the public either. “It’s a huge expense,” said Roger Nelson of Daphne, who commutes daily to work to downtown Mobile. “It will be passed on.” Said...
  • Univ. of Mobile president Tim Smith resigns

    03/05/2019 11:41:57 PM PST · by robowombat · 10 replies
    BP ^ | Tuesday, March 05, 2019 | University of Mobile & BP Staff
    MOBILE, Ala. (BP) -- Tim Smith, president of the University of Mobile since May 2016, has resigned, according to a news release issued by the university. Smith "cited personal reasons" for his resignation, the university's March 1 news release stated, providing no further information. A university spokesperson contacted by Baptist Press cited the news release as the only information being made available. Trustees announced after a March 1 meeting that interim leadership for the university was named and a nationwide search for a new president will begin. Current trustee chairman Fred Wilson was named interim president with David Conner becoming...
  • Chief Justice John Roberts sides with liberals in death penalty case

    02/27/2019 11:23:34 AM PST · by Magnatron · 68 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 27 February 2019 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court sent a case concerning a death row inmate, who claims he can no longer remember his crimes because of several strokes he had while in prison, back down to the lower courts to take a second look. The court had already stayed the inmate Vernon Madison's execution last January. In a 5-3 vote, Chief Justice John Roberts sided Wednesday with the liberals on the court in favor of Madison. Only eight justices had heard the case because Justice Brett Kavanaugh had not been confirmed by the time the case was argued.
  • Archeologists help with Interstate 10 bridge preparations

    01/04/2019 10:57:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Lagniappe ^ | December 26, 2018 | Dale Liesch
    With more than a year left before construction starts, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has begun demolition work for the proposed Mobile River bridge and Bayway project. The agency is currently in the process of tearing down nine buildings throughout the project site just south of downtown near Virginia Street, where the bridge will be footed. “Because the final design is in a preliminary phase, we don’t have exact locations on where the footings are going to be … ,” ALDOT spokeswoman Allison Gregg said. Some of the buildings were vacant before ALDOT acquired them, other owners and tenants...
  • The Thing That Motivates Me The Most

    01/04/2019 9:58:02 AM PST · by petitfour · 9 replies
    The Players' Testimony.com ^ | 01/02/2019 | Jamie Mosley
    Growing up, my parents, brother and I went to church every Sunday. Maybe it goes without saying but, as a kid, I wasn’t going to church for myself; I was going to church because that’s just what we did on Sundays. I didn’t know any different. From an early age, I always knew about God and Jesus. I suppose by taking my brother and I to church each week, my parents made sure of that. But, despite great church attendance, I didn’t know what it meant to be a Christian or have a relationship with God. I guess you could...
  • Photo Of Shadowy U.S. Special Operations 'Ghost Mothership' Appears On Twitter

    05/18/2018 11:29:52 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 18 replies
    nearly half a decade ago, U.S. Special Operations Command with the help of U.S. Military Sealift Command began the task of quietly turning a modern roll-on, roll-off cargo ship into a highly customized, mobile special operations mothership and sea base. *** The question of how a vehicle so big and unique could simply disappear for years on end is what prompted our investigation. Upon reviewing satellite imagery, it was clear that ship left its pier in Mobile sometime between mid 2015 and early 2016. *** Over the next year and a half, the Ocean Trader's AIS transponder only popped up...
  • MIRACLE IN MOBILE: Boy comes back to life after parents sign papers to donate his organs

    05/06/2018 7:19:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    KSLA News 12 ^ | May 4, 2018 | Devan Coffaro
    MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) - A story you'll see only on FOX10 News-- A local boy is being called a miracle after suffering severe brain trauma from a dune buggy accident. He came back to life after his parents signed the paperwork to donate his organs.13-year-old Trenton McKinley of Mobile was playing at a friend’s house two months ago. He was riding in a small utility trailer being pulled by a dune buggy for kids. Trenton says his friend pressed on the breaks suddenly, causing the trailer to flip. He says he quickly threw his friend’s 4-year-old niece off into the...
  • Honor Procession held for fallen Mobile Police officer

    02/22/2018 7:57:47 AM PST · by suthener
    WKRG ^ | Feb 21, 2018 10:38 PM CST | Cameron Edgeworth
    MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) - Wednesday evening the community came together to honor fallen MPD Officer Justin Billa. A procession was held Wednesday night. Hundreds of people lined the streets as Officer Billa's body was escorted from USA Medical Center to Mobile Memorial Gardens. Mike McClinton was one of those people and he says he lost his brother who was once a Mobile Police Officer. "My brother, Corporal Owen McClinton was killed Friday, December 13th in 1996 by a hit and run driver." McClinton says that's why it's important for him to show his support, "My heart goes out to the...
  • Mobile police officer dies after shooting; suspect also dead

    02/21/2018 3:05:15 PM PST · by BBell · 7 replies
    http://www.al.com/ ^ | 02/21/18 | Ivana Hrynkiw
    A Mobile police officer has died after being shot Tuesday night. The officer has been identified as Justin Billa. The incident stemmed from an incident earlier Tuesday evening, when police found a woman named Fonda Poellnitz dead. Investigators quickly identified her ex-husband, Robert Hollie, as a person of interest in her killing and went to his Toulminville home.When officers arrived, Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste said they told Hollie to come out. Instead, Hollie began shooting and struck Billa. At least one officer fired shots back at Hollie.Billa was rushed to the University of South Alabama Medical Center, where he...
  • 'Forgive us, because we sold them,' says African ambassador on possible slave ship find

    02/18/2018 9:19:39 AM PST · by boycott · 61 replies
    AL.com ^ | 2-18-18 | Ben Raines
    "I am just begging them to forgive us, because we sold them. Our forefathers sold their brothers and sisters. I am not the person to talk to them. No! May their souls rest in peace, perfect peace. They should forgive us. They should," Posset said, wiping tears from his cheeks. "Qualified people will come and talk to them in due time. I feel so sad."
  • Live Alabama Election Results: Roy Moore and Doug Jones Compete for Senate Seat

    12/12/2017 3:34:25 PM PST · by House Atreides · 2,088 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 12, 2017 | MATTHEW BLOCH, NATE COHN, JOSH KATZ and JASMINE LEE
    Alabama votes on Tuesday in a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general. The last polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern. Strong support for Roy S. Moore, the Republican, is expected in rural, mostly white parts of the state and in its northern half. The Democrat, Doug Jones, aims to create a lead in the urban counties that include Birmingham and Montgomery, and across a band of largely black counties. One critical battleground is a trio of smaller, whiter cities: Mobile, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville. Mr. Moore won a hard race in 2012...
  • How to pay for billion-dollar I-10 Bridge as Alabama turns to private sector

    09/15/2017 12:13:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    AL.com ^ | August 28, 2017 | John Sharp
    With public funding options limited, Alabama transportation officials are turning to the private sector for advice and creative solutions in paying for the massive Interstate 10 overhaul in coastal Alabama.John Cooper, director of the Alabama Department of Transportation, said Monday that state officials were interested in learning more about project plans from approximately 400 private sector attendees during the two-day Industry Forum at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center.That includes financing, which remains the biggest hurdle toward moving the project forward in the next year. At this point, no options have been settled including whether to institute tolls to...
  • Windows Phone dies today (MS drops support for WP8.1, with WP10 not far behind)

    07/11/2017 5:21:30 PM PDT · by dayglored · 30 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jul 11, 2017 | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is killing off Windows Phone 8.1 support today, more than three years after the company first introduced the update. The end of support marks an end to the Windows Phone era, and the millions of devices still running the operating system. While most have accepted that the death of Windows Phone occurred more than a year ago, AdDuplex estimates that nearly 80 percent of all Windows-powered phones are still running Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, or Windows Phone 8.1. All of these handsets are now officially unsupported, and only 20 percent of all Windows phones are running the...
  • ‘Insane’: Anger in Mobile, Ala., as city robs park of beloved old cedar for Trump rally backdrop

    12/21/2016 3:26:30 PM PST · by madprof98 · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/16 | Samantha Schmidt
    On the day leading up to the final rally of Donald Trump’s “thank you” tour, city officials in Mobile, Ala., raved about its plans for a festive, Christmas welcome for the president-elect. The mayor’s chief of staff tweeted that the city “did the impossible,” erecting and decorating a 50-foot Christmas tree as a backdrop for Trump’s speech. But some Mobile residents soon speculated that the majestic cedar tree was one they had seen before, AL.com reported. Just over a mile away from the stadium where Trump would speak, in a public park, a massive cedar tree was gone. As skeptical...
  • LIVE:Trump USA Thank You Tour 12/17/2016 Mobile, AL @ 3pm CT,

    12/17/2016 5:31:05 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 285 replies
    Saturday, December 17, 2016: Join President-Elect Donald J. Trump and team for the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Ladd–Peebles Stadium at 3:00 PM CT. Mobile, AL
  • Alabama's bypass to the beach, a 'top priority' project, revived with BP money

    10/21/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | John Sharp
    With $65 million in new money thanks to the state's BP settlement, the long-beleaguered U.S. 98 project in coastal Alabama has a new life, but officials are proceeding cautiously.It was nearly a decade ago when a previous U.S. 98 project was shut down amid lawsuits and accusations surrounding sediment from the construction site that ran off into the waterways supplying a majority of the Mobile region's drinking water."The job has been redesigned," said Vince Calametti, ALDOT's Southwest Region's chief engineer. "There was an environmental assessment, and it will have to be re-evaluated. It will be one of the first things...